- meets with security agencies, traditional institutions
The Executive Chairman of Etche Local Government Area, Chief Hon. Obinna Anyanwu, PhD, has vowed to clampdown on kidnappers and their accomplices who use the area particularly Igboh-Etche as hideouts and dumping ground of their victims thereby denting the image of Etche.
Dr. Anyanwu made this known, shortly after an expanded security meeting held on Tuesday at the palace of the paramount ruler of Igboh kingdom with a view to arrest the spate of kidnapping cases and other criminal activities in Igboh Kingdom.
The chairman assured that he is committed to the promotion of peace and security in the local government, noting that any traditional ruler or individual indicted for promoting insecurity will face the full weight of the law.
Dr. Anyanwu proceeded to read a riot act to criminal elements involved in kidnappings and land grabbing, warning that they will be decisively dealt with as there will be no hiding place for them in the area.
He disclosed that security agencies would be conducting special and strategic operations aimed at neutralising the emerging threats to the collective safety of the people.
He equally enjoined the people of Igboh kingdom to always volunteer useful information to the police and other security agencies to enable them handle crime in the area effectively.
According to him, it was the responsibility of all to secure and not the exclusive preserve of those vested with political power.
The Etche council chairman further called on stakeholders and traditional leaders to join hands with the security agencies in the fight against crime, no matter whose ox is gored, pointing out that meaningful developments could only thrive in a crime-free society.
On his part, the Onyi Ishi Agwuru/Anwirinwu II of Igboh kingdom, His Majesty, King Dr. Samuel Amaechi JP KSC, noted that traditional rulers in Igboh Kingdom are ready to work with government and the security agencies to fight the issue of insecurity in their various domain, which he accused some non-indigenes of being responsible for the kidnapping cases recorded in the area.
The monarch directed the traditional rulers and chiefs in Igboh clan to adequately converge meetings with their subjects as part of gathering community reports for that would be great importance to the kingdom.
The meeting was well attended by members of the Igboh Kingdom Divisional Council of Traditional rulers and chiefs, Heads of security agencies, stakeholders and youth leaders and CDC’s from various communities in Igboh kingdom
Chief Press Secretary,
Etche Local Government Council
16th May, 2023